Peek in the Stacks
Special Collections and Archives holds the papers of Links, Incorporated, Angel City Chapter, one of more than two-hundred eighty chapters across the United States. In 1946, Philadelphia residents, Margaret Hawkins and Sarah Scott, founded Links, Inc. envisioning a community service organization that would meet the needs and aspirations of inter-city African-American women. The ...Read more. . .
Summer is arriving soon and for many that means taking trips with family and friends, or going to different events that are happening around town, otherwise known as a "stay-cation". In Special Collections and Archives, we have many collections that highlight summer travels and local activities. Some of these include ...Read more. . .
Mother's Day has its roots in early Egyptian festivals which honored the goddess Isis, known as Mother of the Pharaohs. Other ancient cultures also honored mother figures, worshipping and celebrating mother goddesses like Cybele and Rhea, among others. With the spread of Christianity across Europe and England in the sixteenth century, celebrations of motherhood became focused ....Read more. . .
This year, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday! The National Park Service (NPS) is a government agency that preserves breathtaking natural spaces and historical sites across the country. The NPS manages these parks and welcomes the public to enjoy and appreciate...Read more. . .